7 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
With its worn-in good looks, it's no surprise that No. 7 is this neighborhood's favorite hangout-a place where a cool crowd sip at the lively bar and sink into the dining room's sumptuous, horseshoe-shaped banquette. Add to that a menu so intriguingly original, it started a movement (the brand now includes kiosks serving sandwiches and veggie burgers), and you've got a recipe for success. A delicious alchemy is at work in this open kitchen creating the likes of braised pork shoulder-stuffed cabbage paired with grilled stone fruit panzanella. Starters and dessert here are every bit as fun as the main event.